Adult Leader Training—Wood Badge

Originally presented by Lord Baden Powell in 1919, Wood Badge is advanced skills for volunteers involved in all levels of Boy Scouting (Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Venturing, Exploring, Council or Board positions). It comprises two parts.

The first part is a two-weekend experience, living with a group of Scouters in an outdoor environment. During this time, participants are trained in leadership skills in order to better serve those units with which they are involved. Through this living/working experience, each person develops knowledge and understanding of these skills. This team-development model is used widely in corporate leadership training and will provide an invaluable tool in all aspects of your Scouting, business and personal life.

After the outdoor experience, participants will work on commitments made during the two weekends. A maximum of 18 months may be used to complete these goals for certification. Each person will be evaluated on his or her performance. Upon successful completion of Wood Badge, Scouters receive their beads of recognition and become members of Troop One, Gilwell, England.

Contact the Piedmont Scout Service Center to find out more, and to get on the list for the once-a-year sign up period.